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Athens Hotel Occupancy Continues to Lag Behind pre-Covid Levels

Despite Greece’s strong comeback in tourism in 2022, Athens hoteliers are far from satisfied with the occupancy levels in the first eight months of the year.

Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Service Expected in September

A new ferry service that will connect Thessaloniki in northern Greece with Izmir in Turkey is expected to begin next month.

Hotel Stays More Affordable in Athens Than in Other European Cities

A study found hotel stays in Athens more affordable compared to most other European destinations with average room rates much lower than those offered in rival cities.

Athens Hotels Still Struggling to Boost Occupancy Levels

Hotels in the Greek capital are still struggling to increase occupancy levels, which suffered a blow after the onset of Covid-19, according to the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Athens Hotel Room Rates Cheaper than in Rival Cities

Athens hotel room rates were cheaper than rival cities - Rome, Paris, Vienna, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid and Istanbul - in the first five months of 2022, according to data by GBR Consulting.

New Thessaloniki – Izmir Ferry Connection to Include Stopover at Lesvos

A new ferry service connecting Thessaloniki in Greece and the Turkish town of Izmir with a stopover at Lesvos is scheduled to begin services in July.

January-April Occupancy Rates Disappoint Athens Hoteliers

Hoteliers in Athens are disappointed as occupancy rates, recorded in the first 4 months of the year, marked a 33.6% decline over the same period in pre-pandemic 2019.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Levels Pick Up in June-Oct but Problems Remain

Despite June-October occupancy levels at Athens hotels indicating positive signs of recovery, the city’s hotel association sees no positive trend in bookings in the coming months.

Kalamata Airport in Greece on Track for Development

The tender for the selection of consultants for the development of Kalamata Airport in Greece has been completed.

Thessaloniki Still Struggling to Increase Hotel Stays

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, is struggling to attract visitors, recording only 531,806 overnight stays in the first 8 months of the year, down by 0.04% over the same period in 2020.

Tourism Education Improvements Top Minister’s Corfu Agenda

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ionian Islands Region and the Ionian University to implement tourism education and training projects.

Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel Invests in New Bicycle Service

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on popular eco-friendly island Astypalea has announced the launch of its new “Astypalea Bicycle Rentals”.

Alonissos Underwater Museum to Reopen for 2021 Summer Season

The Alonissos Underwater Museum is ready to reopen its doors for the summer season, and guide visitors through its unique 5th century shipwreck.

Airlines, Cruise Companies Betting on Greece this Summer

Airlines and cruise companies are looking to Greece this summer in hopes of covering ground lost during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Development of 23 Greek Smaller Airports Starts with Kalamata

Development procedures for Greece’s 23 regional airports have kicked off starting with Kalamata, according to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations.

Greece’s New 1821 App Features Revolution Sites and Monuments

A new free app on landmarks and monuments related to the 1821 Greek War of Independence was launched by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the GNTO as part of this year’s bicentennial celebrations.

National Geographic Gives 6 Countries a ‘Tour’ of Alonissos’ Underwater Museum

National Geographic is offering its readers in six countries a complete introduction to Greece's first underwater museum, located near the island of Alonissos.

A Message from our CEO and Publisher

The CEO of Greek Travel Pages, Maria Theofanopoulou, shares what GTP is doing to keep its partners and readers supported during these challenging times.

GNTO Examines Opening Greek Tourism Bureau in Melbourne

In an attempt to reach out to the Australian market, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is examining the creation of bureau in Melbourne.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.